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Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 58
Avg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: 66
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

48 Temple Pl
Boston, Massachusetts, 02111-1306
United States
phone: (617) 426-0048 | map
stoddardsfoodandale.com

Notes:
Place added by: duhgus on 02-25-2010

Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 2am
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday: Closed
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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 58
Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped in Stoddard's for lunch last Friday, 08/17/12. The place seemed a little upscale and was nicely decorated; seemed pretty cool inside. Place was pretty empty so we sat at the bar and got lunch with 2-3 beers.

Beer quality was pretty good and resonably priced for a city; about $7 for beers and they had a decent amount of local brews on tap which is what I was looking for.

Our bartender was very nice, but it seemed pretty clear that there was confusion between what was on the beer lists and what was actually being served. I ordered a Be Hoppy from Worm Town on tap (they said they had it on cask and on tap) and was served a beer. After having 1/3 of it and saying to my friend it was extremely hoppy, he looked at the tap and it turned out to be Hopulence; not the biggest deal in the world, but Hopulence was not on the menu and it didn't look like they even had Be Hoppy on tap.

For my second beer I ordered a Boulevard Saison Brett, a beer I have had many times, and was given a dark brown beer that was clearly not a saison. After looking at it and smelling it we told the bartender it was not Saison Brett, and he said "Oh yeah, the distributor wasn't sure if it was Saison Brett or a new beer. We were supposed to check the keg before tapping it but it looks like no one did." My friend said it was most likely their new beer Stingo and the bartender went and checked and it was. Not a big deal as I enjoyed it, but still kind of annoying.

It is a decent place and I would go back as it didn't seem like there were a lot of good beer places in that section of Boston, but between these 2 issues I would be very vigilent when ordering a beer and make sure you know what you're getting, as the bartenders don't seem to really know.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hotsudge
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visiting Boston for just a few days we stopped in Stoddard's after visiting JM Curley's across the street which had been recommended to us.

Stoddard's was a favourite of the trip. Good Belgian selection and the food we sampled was really good. We loved the vibe, spending our couple hours at the bar.

Next time we visit Boston, we are going back to Stoddard's for sure!

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Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.64/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of scxcrunner
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of vonnerbeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of duffman14
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5

Selection is very good, vibe is pretty good, service is hit or miss, with the misses more frequent and extreme than the hits.

I've been here like 5 times and 4 of those times have had terrible service: inattentive, disrespectful, and snobby servers and bartenders - what is this, Paris? Example: last week my friend (Asian girl) ordered a beer, and the bartender goes "Are you sure you want that? It is an Imperial Stout." Yes, you ageist, sexist, racist asshole, she wanted an Imperial Stout!

I did have excellent service on Black Wednesday last November. The BCBS was pre-poured, passed out promptly, and the bartenders managed to open (and close) about 100 tabs in 7 minutes. I also inquired about buying a GI glass, and the bartender wrapped it up for me for no charge! Needless to say that man got a nice tip.

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Photo of jophish17
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Afroman
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We kicked off our Extreme Beerfest weekend here and couldn't have been happier with the pours or our meals. Bartending and service were exceptional.

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ChurchofPayton
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale in Boston, MA
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.